Crime in Helsinki, Finland

Crime rates in Helsinki, Finland

Level of crime
23.06 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
58.58 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
17.50 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
22.94 Low
Worries car stolen
16.97 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
25.30 Low
Worries attacked
26.97 Low
Worries being insulted
29.49 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
25.09 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
35.04 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
33.17 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
22.04 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
16.61 Very Low

Safety in Helsinki, Finland

Safety walking alone during daylight
86.45 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
69.92 High

Contributors: 288

Last update: June 2021

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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14 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jun 28, 2021:
As long as you avoid Eastern Helsinki you'll be fine
Anonymous on Jun 20, 2021:
Finland is the most racist "Scandinavian" country due to the fact, most Finns are a mixture of backwards Eastern Europeans,Sami and a little Nordic blood, due to its close proximity to Russia, Estonia etc, their population has some of the worst people you will ever encounter, fascists,uneducated, alcoholic hillbillies are all found there, and most real Scandinavians don't consider Finland a Nordic country, there is a little controversy about that and they lose it if you mention they are not Scandinavians.
The only Finns I know (biggest ethnicity in Sweden apart from Swedes) are very nice and humble people plus true Finns , but when you go to Finland you will encounter those mentioned above and most have a huge problem, not only with blacks but anyone who isn't white.
Know so many Arabs,Somalis,East Asians etc that have moved from both Finland and Norway due to racism and now call Sweden home

As a black woman the best Nordic country is Sweden, then Denmark and Iceland, Norway isn't' the great utopia everyone thinks it is.You need to visit to see their true colours which are not very nice.
Briony on Feb 26, 2021:
I’m an American who has been living in Helsinki for nearly two years with my husband. We live right in the city center. I have to say the city is so safe. You can walk the streets at 2 am alone as a female & feel perfectly safe. You might get hit on a by a drunk person but they are harmless, just annoying. There is a park next to our apartment building & If I have to take my dog out in the middle of the night the park is super safe! I’m sure there is some petty crime but violent crime is extremely rare!!
lainen on Dec 01, 2020:
i would say Oulu is the most dangerous city in Finland followed by Helsinki
ukko on Oct 18, 2020:
Eastern Helsinki is an absolute shithole. You literally have a street renamed to Mogadishu street
Dean on May 28, 2020:
I was in Finland 50 years ago..... and the whole of Scandinavia was a haven of liberal tolerance, civilisation and, as I peruse the crime statistics on various sites it's obvious that large-scale immigration has had the same effect on Western culture as in France, Britain and Germany. If only the government could welcome the genuine refugees and expel the majority of parasitic profiteers whose only reason for migrating is to sponge off the benefits. self-imposed segregation and the practice of barbaric cultures will continue to erode everything that made Scandinavia a wonderful and envied place to live. Finland has no historical reason to feel any "white guilt" related to colonialism.... so why copy the woke self-hating reflexes of other Western countries? I'm sure the conditions in Finnish prisons are really horrific and deter the most savage criminals from committing their narcissistic crimes LOLOL
Tore Välimäki on Nov 02, 2019:
Im from Helsinki so listen up. Generally try to avoid the eastern part of the city such as Vuosaari, Puotila and mellumäki. You stay away from there you will be fine.
Can Toprak on Aug 19, 2019:
I am loving Finland.When l have visited l was feeling my self very good.finnish people very kind and slowlySpeaking.ın my travel time to helsinki l didnt see any bad subject.
I hope öne day lwillLiveFinland.
Sayilen Radhakrishnan on Apr 20, 2019:
I was transiting through Helsinki with my family of four and was staying at Scandic Avia Congress hotel just outside the Vantaa airport. I was having breakfast when a couple distracted me and the lady stole our handbag containing our passports and credit cards and ran away. I am stuck in Helsinki for the last two days and upto monday waiting for the Indian embassy to issue me duplicate passports.
Anonymous on Apr 14, 2018:
Helsinki is pretty peaceful area,but of course because it's the capital there's some areas you should avoid at nightimes as the area eastern middle of the city,(some parts of Sörnäinen and Harju). There is a lot of drunks and narcos around there and they cause some broblems. There are dealers and criminals that mugs people. I know this because i have lived here all my life. Personally i haven't have so much probles because im just a kid but someone have tried to stab me once, people have offered me to buy drugs a lot compared to the fact that im only 13. So if you are thinking of a trip to Helsinki you should avoid metro stasion area of Sörnäinen/Kurvi, Helsinginkatu, Vaasankatu, Aleksis Kiven Katu, Fleminginkatu. But remember there is still nice areas close for example kallio and Alppiharju what you should visit. Also in Helsinki there is some immigrant suburbs in east and north Helsinki what arent very smart areas to visit.
Native on Mar 02, 2018:
Personally haven lived my entire live on Finland Capital region and have never seen any violent crime. The worst I have seen has been once someone attempted to snatch someones bag but got arrested quite soon. Never had problems walking outside alone at night Even though I have lived on The most immigrant heavy suburbs on The area.
Never again on Feb 16, 2018:
I got mugged outside a pharmacy, he pulled out a knife and told me to give him my wallet. I didn't hesitate, knowing there was no money in it. He rifles through it for a bit, then decides to take my Subway card. Threw my wallet on the ground, and ran away. He took my 2 sandwiches towards a free sandwich. That bastard.
Felipe on Oct 26, 2017:
Brazil is Dangerous 59 miles peoples jurdered for year not Finland
Janice on Sep 10, 2017:
I'm reading some of the comments below, and I have to say: Some of the nicest people, so far, who have helped me find my fiend's place when I was lost have been Somalis and Muslims. I am a young woman, who is often walking alone at night, and I have had absolutely no issues with catcalls, assaults, robberies, or any other crime committed by *anyone*. It has not even crossed my mind, not with "native" Finnish people, and not with refugees (if you can even judge that just by appearance). These comments are really appalling, none of you know what you're talking about. There may be some sketchy areas, but I've felt safer in Helsinki than in my hometown.